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Hello! Yes, it’s moi, returned from the wilderness of cyberpurgatory. Perhaps it would be more accurate to say “boneyard” since great swathes of my toy’s hard drive were cluttered up with useless, dead or not -activated  programmes. All swept clean now.And if it knows what’s good for it it will not get in a mess again.

So, once back in harness (keep that word in mind) I had some messages in a queue… among them was this

Of course the wonderful Mr Hoffnung sprang to mind.And if I don’t keep a tight rein I’ll be wandering down that lane all day.

There was/is a lovely art exhibition touring and I was pleased to see it.Twice! Various artists have produced works influenced by past and proposed coal mines in a particular area of Queensland. Here is a link to Bimblebox, a nature reserve that is under dire threat by proposed mining leases.  and a map, just in case your geography is sketchy!IMG_4671

My last post (No, Muriel, you needn’t blow the bugle.Different sort of pos-put that bugle away! NURSE!) …my previous post slid in under your radar, didn’t it? I thought someone might pick up on the oblique reference.Maybe my readers are not Psalm readers?

Dashing away again, I’m afraid. But I’ll leave you with another  Hoffnung classic.You’re welcome.







Author: dinahmow

A New Zealander, currently living in tropical Queensland,Australia (with 2 cats and one Main Man).Old enough to remember George VI, white tennis balls and life-before-television.You want more? Read the blog!

17 thoughts on “BITS AND PIECES

  1. “Psalm readers”


    Not been to Bimblebox, but have been to Townsville in 1971.


  2. My father had everything of Gerard Hoffnung’s, we all used to love him. Glad to see you again.


  3. Hiss and spit on the mining leases. I am particularly peeved at the suggestion that Native Title will be extinguished to allow the mines unfettered access.
    Love your bits and pieces – and your new (I hope) header.


    • Yes, when I heard that announcement on the news there was some very colourful language Chez Dinahmow.Pretty sure a good constitutional lawyer can do something with that.Hope so.
      The header? It’s the stump of a casuarina that had to removed.I liked the bright bracket fungus.


  4. I always pay multiple visits to an exhibit if it’s worth it. I’ve gone to an exhibit, turned around and started at the beginning and did a second walk-through. One price, two visits.

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  5. Thank you for the letters from Tyrolean landlords…still makes me hoot!
    If the Chinese economy goes down the tubes they won’t be needing that mine…


  6. The small child is obviously going to go to great heights when older. The big counter weight made me feel a bit uneasy. Reminded me of the bricklayers lament, as no doubt it did you. Have always loved the bl’s lament, never ages… Bimblebox – a great name, (and one the iPad didn’t like); fingers crossed for Bimblebox and Native Title.
    Im actually sorting photos for a blog post, maybe you’ve encouraged me to put it together. Within the next 24 hours I hope.


  7. Sometimes it take a while to get your leg over again.I mean the metaphorical horse.of course!God! I hope Muriel doesn’t read comments!


  8. Checking in with my fellow BloGhost… Do you remember when we used to write several posts each week? Yeah… me neither… that was a long time ago… I’ve got a few more in the works, and am hopeful that i’ll get caught up on my reading this week!


    • Oh, and “Psalm-reader” was brilliant!

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      • Yes, blogging has dropped off.In some cases, bloggers ran out of steam.But i think most of us really do have other things that need to be addressed – like living!
        Right now, I,apparently,am commanded to do something about a starving cat…And I should call the vet and ask if yesterday’s injured bird made it.And another curtain hook has broken so I’m taking the damn things down! Maybe after lunch I’ll get to the pool and test my shoulder…

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  9. Always good to sweep out the computer’s cobwebs and remove any bugs caught in said ‘webs.

    Mining. Outsourcing our land’s precious resources leaves me cold.


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